NROTC Board - Just the FACTS!

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  1. TNX8

    TNX8 New Member

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    BLUF ?s:
    1. Has a board taken place in P-Cola?
    2. If so, what was the date?
    3. Has anyone (class 2014) been contacted that they received a scholarship?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ex.BT.USN

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    The April Wagon

    Jump on the April wagon there is plenty of room at this point. It is a long ride... Yes the board has meet, no telling how many times, some (very selective) few have heard but the masses will not hear until the coming months. Our DS had his package completed in June. Hold on there are many in your shoes. All the very best to you during this journey!
     
  3. Pima

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    The boards for NROTC usually start in late Aug., and I believe they meet @ every two/three weeks. I would assume that they did not meet in Oct., because of sequestration, but have been back up and running for the last month.

    As stated the 1st boards (Aug/Sept) usually award to highly competitive candidates. It is a slow drip in the beginning. The mass bulk will actually start popping up Dec/Jan and Feb., after that it will go back to a slow drip. Typically it takes around at least 2-3 weeks after the board meets for results to be released.

    It is a queue system, thus the later you submitted your package the further own the pipeline you will be before being boarded. This is why people say get it in as early as possible because there is a limited pot of gold, and once it is gone, it is gone. Many SA candidates will hold onto that scholarship up to I Day, so don't expect that as they get an appointment they will throw that money back into the pot.

    Good luck.
     
  4. jjlma

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    dates from NROTC

    DS interviewed 11/16 and they told him his board review date is 12/9.
     
  5. Pima

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    Quick question jjlma.

    Did they say he would be boarded 12/9 OR did they say the 1st board date he would be eligible to be boarded was 12/9. (Think paperwork processing)

    Two different things.

    I am not trying to be snarky, just trying to understand how the Interviewer at his college knew where P'cola was standing regarding the flow of the pipeline.
    ~~~ IOWs what if ERAU, VT, TAMU, PSU, ND, UVA, UCLA, etc. also did the bulk of interviews during the week of 11/16? That could be a lot of kids boarding.

    ~~~ Boards are TDYs for the members. They are flown in from across the country, with a set amount of days for duty (8-4, 3 days). If 1000 packages are put up, but they can only get through 750, it means 250 will not meet the board, and will roll over to the next board.

    Just trying to understand did they say they WILL be boarded 12/9 or they are ELIGIBLE to be boarded?
     
  6. Pima

    Pima Parent

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    Please read this thread.

    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=34798

    post #6
    http://naval.dasa.ncsu.edu/sites/na...itors/Scholarship application info- 2013F.pdf

    The above link is very informative. In essence, they are saying getting the scholarship is only part of the equation, awarding to the school is the other part.
     
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  7. jjlma

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    officer interview

    The officer he interviewed with was a 25 +/- year career officer and told him along with the admissions officer his app. was going before the board on 12/9.
     
  8. Anxiously waiting mom

    Anxiously waiting mom New Member

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    Please explain queue system

    Hi. I really appreciate all the info that is given in this forum. If someone could explain the queue NROTC system. My daughter had her package completed back around the first of October and currently her status is pending at the main state office in Columbus. She called and asked the status and he said it was "in queue" to be checked. What does this mean? He did not know when the next board would be meeting. A little confused about this whole process. Feels like a "black hole". Does anybody really know where they are in line? When she had her interview she was told to just keep checking portal.
     
  9. USMCGrunt

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    Mom: the process is explained like this: "By August, there are usually 2,000 to 3,000 applications completed so if you’re just finishing in the September timeframe, you may not be reviewed until several months later. The selection board “scores” all of the applications it reviews based on everything contained in the application and then selects the top hundred or so highest scoring applications. Those not selected are automatically rolled to the next board which would meet about a month later and select another hundred or so applications. In this manner, about 1,800 to 1,900 students will ultimately be selected over the course of the year (the last board meets in April) out of the roughly 8,000 to 10,000 that apply. This represents around a 20 percent acceptance rate, though it varies by year." http://naval.dasa.ncsu.edu/sites/na...sitors/Scholarship application info-2013F.pdf

    Once you complete your application and the package goes in, you will never know where you are in queue. You really have to focus on other things now. Worst case you will hear by next April - just before the national decision day on May 1.

    Hang in there.
     
  10. USMAROTCFamily

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    PIMA: Just a note regarding the interviews. While Army ROTC interviews are conducted by the PMS's at colleges/universities (ideally one where the candidate is trying to get a scholarship to), the Navy ROTC interviews are conducted by Officers/NCO's in the recruiting command, and not through local universities/colleges. These interviews, as well as the other applications materials, are reviewed and submitted by the NROTC Scholarship liason (normally an NCO/enlisted member at the recruiting office). There can be delays in the local office in getting your application submitted. It is reviewed for completeness before it is validated to be board ready.
     
  11. TNX8

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    I understand usually, normally, can take until April...however, nobody seems to have an answer to those 3 questions.
    1. Has a board met? I know August was canx, then Sept was canx due to sequestration...I'm not sure about Oct and Nov.
    2. Date of those boards, if they have happened?
    3. Has anyone been offered a scholarship from Class of 2014?

    Given the lack of definitive answers that nobody really knows what is going on at this point in time. Agree/Disagree? Thanks.
     
  12. Pima

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    According to this thread the board did indeed meet in Oct., and that for Nov. they had two boards.

    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=34432

    Understand the 1st boards give out a very, very small number of scholarships, I think I have read @300, and they usually have a stack of 2000-3000 by Aug., thus by Sept they could have 4K. This is a very small site, maybe 5% of applicants find the site which means until the bulk start coming out you really won't see many posting results except for those that received ISR.
     

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